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Greek Police Fire Tear Gas at Pensioners Protesting Benefits Cuts

Greek pensioners called on the nation to rise against the government’ harsh austerity policy as they attempted to break through a cordon of police buses and special operations troops barring their way to the prime minister’ residence.

The government has approved several reforms since August 2015, including benefits cuts and tax hikes as part of its July 2015 deal with the International Monetary Fund and EU financial institutions that unlocked a third bailout package worth 86 billion euros ($96 billion).


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